I’m going to watch a rocket take off tonight. Here’s how you can, too.

September 6, 2013
Look at how obsessed I am! (Miriam Kramer/Washington Post)
Look at how obsessed I am! (Miriam Kramer/THE WASHINGTON POST)

So, you may have noticed I'm sort of obsessed with NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launch. And with good reason, what with the broadband Internet space lasers. Well, it's happening tonight! At 11:27 p.m. EDT, if all goes according to plan. And experts on site have given the weather a 95 percent likelihood of allowing the launch to be a go.

If you're in D.C., you should be able to see it over the horizon. And we've already helpfully shown you where it should appear over some local monuments. In fact, a lot of the East Coast should be able to see it.

But if you're in a different part of the country or want a closer look, NASA TV will be broadcasting the launch, with live coverage starting at 9:30 p.m. EDT. And just in case that site crashes, it's mirrored on UStream.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.
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